Thursday, January 7, 2021

Three Facing Charges After Drug Raid in Minersville

Three men are facing drug charges after police raided a home in Minersville on Tuesday night.

According to Patrolman Jeffrey Bowers, on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021, around 8:30pm, the Minersville Police Department with help from other law enforcement executed a search warrant at 322 Laurel Street, Minersville as part of an ongoing narcotics investigation.

During the search of the home, methamphetamine was found in the living room, bedroom, and a jacket.

As a result of the drugs being found Brandon Bill, 22, Mitch Ritchie, 46, and Robert Mehlman Jr., 32, all of Minersville were charged.

On Thursday, January 7th, 2021 Brill was charged with possession of a controlled substance, Ritchie was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia, and Mehlman was charged with the previous charges but also possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance.

Police believe Mehlman is involved in trafficking methamphetamine from the home in Minersville and have issued a warrant for his arrest.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Minersville Police at (570) 544-6212.




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